vision is our dominant sense, it's using a bigger area of our brain. and then maybe there's also habit, how your room sounds, how you're used to that and now consider it to be how it should sound. so it's very likely that you have enough reference of that room to simply want something as close as possible instead of other fancy simulations. I've told that anecdote a few times, where I used a laptop on the side feeding a bigger screen and I was of course sitting in front of the screen using an external keyboard for a few months. I would often just use the tweeters of the laptop when watching a youtube video or some web radio as background while browsing or ruining my pictures with unskilled post processing. at some point, my brain started to place sound at the screen where the guy in the video was appearing. because I assume, my brain still had more confidence in what I was seeing than in what I was hearing. and there has been so many such examples of brain plasticity, including the guys learning to live with glasses that inverted the image. it's nothing new. what's IMO very interesting is that if I decided to put on my headphone, I never even for a second felt that the sound was off center. my brain somehow had a clear understanding that the laptop sound was a on off weirdness, and that using the headphone was another system with other audio rules. all that to say that something as basic as being in a given room, or having real speakers in your field of view, that can and probably does play a part in what you hear. then there may also be something about the reverb in the room, at a cafe I'm guessing you could perceive enough outside noises to capture a sense of the room's acoustic. it's both amazing and super frustrating to me TBH ^_^.